Wednesday June 07th 2023, 9:38 pm
Filed under: History,Life

During the worst of our wildfires a few years ago, our air quality index hit 385, if I remember correctly; our warnings to stay inside lasted 31 days.

With the Canadian wildfires, New York City hit AQI 407 today.

My first reaction to the news photos was, but you can still see the building beyond even if it’s a hazy orange–we couldn’t. After reading that number, though, I remembered cameras can’t fathom how dense that smoke can be. I could not get mine to take any picture that showed how we saw it.

On days when you can’t tell the sun ever rose nor where it is…

I so feel for what everybody on the east coast is going through. Wishing air filters and cleansing rain and the ends of the fires for all concerned. Wear a K95 mask outdoors. Stay safe out there.

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My daughter-in-law keeps saying they moved back east from Colorado to get away from the wildfires… and here they are in Delaware, dealing with the same issues again. Here in southern NH, we haven’t seen much of the haze, thankfully. I feel for all those who are dealing with it.

Comment by Pegi F 06.08.23 @ 3:33 am

The photos are unreal!

Comment by ccr in MA 06.08.23 @ 6:57 am

Where I am in southwestern Ontario we have been getting the haze for days already. It’s about to get worse with a shift in wind.
Alberta, Ottawa area, northern Quebec, Nova Scotia – it’s just awful – and so early!
Pray for rain everyone, please.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 06.08.23 @ 7:20 am

I have emailed all my east coast friends to remind them to go back to proper masking and stay inside as much as possible. I, too, have a set of “orange sky” photos from our last forest fires. Where I live, you couldn’t even see across the street.

Comment by Holly 06.08.23 @ 8:25 am

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